Donors & Partners

As the largest professional global conservation network, IUCN has more than 1,200 member organizations, including 200+ government and 900+ non-government organizations, in 160 countries. It is through this vast network of knowledge, action, influence and empowerment that IUCN has become the leading authority on the environment and sustainable development.

IUCN’s philosophy of unity and joint action carries into its work with donors and partners. IUCN counts on the support of a large network of partners who help fund our activities, implement the IUCN Programme, or offer their knowledge and expertise to support our work. Our work is made possible through the generous contributions of a growing number of donors and partners including governments, multilateral institutions, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, international conventions, foundations, companies and individuals.


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Watering a school vegetable garden on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. IUCN and partners are promoting water education so that future generations can benefit from development based on sustainable and equitable use of water.

UNEP Executive Director and IUCN Director General meet with environmental and sustainable development NGOs

Today in New York, IUCN Director General Inger Andersen and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner met with leaders of several environment and sustainable development NGOs to discuss major issues affecting the global environment and sustainability agenda. …  

30 Jun 2015 | Article

East Rennell, Solomon Islands

Climate change and dams threaten natural World Heritage, warns IUCN

Climate change and large dam projects are putting natural World Heritage sites at risk, says IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, the official advisory body on nature to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, meeting this Sunday in Bonn, Germany. …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

25 Jun 2015 | International news release

Building drought resilience in Uganda and Kenya

From drought-stricken to stewards rising

Over 12 million hectares of productive land are lost each year due to desertification and drought, resulting in a further loss of 20 million tons of grain that could have been grown. Every year the international community marks 17 June as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought to raise awareness of this global threat.  …  

17 Jun 2015 | News story

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